It's been a pleasure to show our support to many worthy organizations over the years.
Below are some of the organizations we've helped. Providing annual or one time donations, including volunteering our time.
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Stuff the Truck: Putting some muscle into making a difference, Stuff the Truck is fueled by community spirit and proudly serves the Sherwood community. Dedicated at the 20th annual Cruisin' Sherwood car show in June, 2010, Stuff the Truck's mission is to help those making a positive difference in their community, drive awareness to your cause, put the FUN into FUNdraising and provide truck loads of hope for charities, benefits and drives. In just the first 6 months of hitting the street, Stuff the Truck helped several causes and the amazing people who were making it happen. Find out what Stuff the Truck is up to, or to reserve this free community resource by visiting www.StufftheTruck.org
Local Schools: We believe the foundation to building stronger communities begins with schools. We've sponsor Sherwood and Tualatin High Schools, Edy Ridge, Hopkins, Archer Glen and Middleton Elementary Schools, Laurel Ridge and Sherwood Middle Schools, Sherwood Middle School, Sherwood Charter School and St. Francis. Our sponsorship levels helped towards fundraising events, fun-runs, carnivals, classrooms, causes, drives and athletic programs. We love our schools and they're a top priority to us!
Sherwood Junior Baseball Sponsors: Baseball is a BIG BIG BIG love in our family, we're proud to be annual GOLD Sponsors for Sherwood Junior Baseball since 2005. Our sponsorship helps the league in many ways, outfits youth teams, helps purchase needed equipment, trophies, cares for the fields and provides resources and grants for kids in need. We also helped start the Annual SJBO BIngo Event, helping from event inception, operations and marketing. This event raises about $30,000 per year. In addition to sponsoring, board members and volunteers, Jason has also enjoyed giving his time as head or assistant coach each year. If you know Jason, you know his passion for baseball and how the love of the game can inspire a child.
Annual Tree Event: Since 2005 The Gardner Team has been hosting our annual client appreciation tree event. This annual "treedition" is one way we like to say thank you to our clients and guests for their ongoing business and referrals. It's a fun way to celebrate the holiday's and because shopping local is important to us, our event also supports a local tree farm. We love gearing up for this big event and celebrating the season of giving with a gift of appreciation. Each year we hold a grand prize drawing and give away something fun, from iPads, Blazer Tickets, the latest gaming system to flat screen T.V.'s - it's a blast. Go big or go home right!
Cruisin' Sherwood Sponsors: Proud Event Sponsors for the Sherwood Chambers largest annual community event. At the 2010 car show, we also debuted our community service project, Stuff the Truck. Donating our booth space to fundraise for charitable organizations, we dedicated our space to the Sherwood Booster Club to sell spirit items and "Bowmen Bucks" to raise money for student athletes during the event. In 2011 we celebrated Stuff the Trucks first birthday and hosted a fundraiser for Relay for Life. The car show is an amazing event with hundreds of cars and thousands of spectators participating making it Sherwood's biggest event of the year! Every year The Gardner Team is onsite we give away "hot wheels" to the kids - totaling over 1,000 given away to date!
Music on the Green & Movies in the Park Sponsors - Two great summer events in Sherwood! We are proud to be main event sponsors for the City of Sherwood's Music on the Green concert series and Movies in the Park at Stella Olsen Park. We also purchase fun giveaways like balloons, frisbees, beach balls and bubbles for the kids and pass them out each week. Make sure to visit our tent! If you're looking for great FREE summer fun, make sure to put these fun nights on your calendar!
Relay for Life Sponsors: Proud annual sponsors for the American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life in Sherwood and Lake Oswego. We are also participating team members in Sherwood and Lake Oswego, and have served on committee as Sherwood Auction and Social Media chair. Why do we Relay? For our family and friends. Having lost a brother to cancer, a father who is a cancer surviver, siblings, relatives and friends affected by this ugly disease, we want to show our support that no one fights alone while hoping for a cure. Wherever you live, please consider getting involved at some level. It's a great cause and your personal or business participation/support is greatly needed.
Given' Gobble Sponsors: Annual sponsors, we're also proud to help on committee as the silent auction/onsite raffle for Given' Gobble. Give N' Gobble is the largest food drive held for Sherwood Helping Hands. This event brings in enough food and funds to help feed hundreds of people every month, and supports the youth Backpack Program insuring no kid goes home hungry. A great day with great friends, working together to serve a greater cause! Another way to help is packing food for families in need each month at Sherwood Helping Hands. Our boys really enjoy serving there as well. If you have older kids, this is a great way to involve the family.
Sherwood Green Day Sponsors: In 2010 we were proud sponsors of Sherwood's Earth Day Celebration in Old Town. Our sponsorship brought in the Bike Carnival, the main attraction for the kids at the event. We also purchased hundreds of eco-friendly bags that we passed out, and partnered with the local Sherwood Cycle Shop to get this brand new bike for a giveaway. Special thanks to U.S. Bank for showcasing it in their window leading up to the event and congratulations to the lucky winner! She's one happy girl!
Supply Drive for Helping Hands: You've heard the old adage, "see a need fill it" well that's just what we did. Volunteering at Sherwood Helping Hands, we came across a real need for everyday supplies. Basic necessities that became harder to come by in a down economy. We decided to take it to the Sherwood community, and with the help of local churches, dental offices, businesses and friends we were able to collect enough necessities in need to fill two truckloads. A great example of Sherwood's giving spirit.
Neighborhood Garage Sale Sponsors: Organizing and sponsoring the annual neighborhood garage sale event since 2005! This sale has since grown to include Conzelmann Farms, the Sherwood Renaissance Communities and a couple other neighborhoods hosted by fellow agents. We organize the event for our participating neighborhoods, cover all marketing costs and manage promotion from print to web. Over the years it's helped contribute added exposure to the Sherwood community, helping to bring more shoppers from all over during what's become Sherwood's biggest garage sale weekend of the year. Find out more about the annual Sherwood Community Garage Sale event!
Aaron J. Conteras Golf Tournament Sponsors: We're proud to sponsor the Sherwood Booster club for their 2010 golf tournament. Hosting two teams, Gardner Team Gold and Gardner Team Black, Jason treated a few of our golfing clients while supporting a great cause.
Private benefit bank drives: We feel honored to be a part of such a caring community that's willing to rally together to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2010 The Gardner Team helped organize private drives benefiting specific families faced with personal hardships - combined, these drives helped raise several thousand dollars on their behalf. To find out more about the benefit bank drives established by The Gardner Team, you can contact us directly or speak with Chris or Judy our representatives at the Old Town Sherwood branch.
We Care. As residents we care about our friends, neighborhoods and community just like you. Our business has been founded on helping others. We strive create an environment that builds lifelong relationships, strong community partnerships and a solid foundation where we're also including our own children and teaching them about teamwork, doing what you can with what you have and values to live a purposeful life.